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Logan County Ohio Local Rule Standard Visitation Parenting Time Shared Parenting Schedule

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:   Counties change their local visitation schedules.  The county you live in may have changed their rule(s) yesterday.  The county you live in may have different visitation schedules for Juvenile Court and Domestic Court. The rule may have been changed or updated since the last time this web page was updated.  In addition, if you already have a visitation schedule pursuant to local rule, and that schedule was attached to your parenting time orders, it is POSSIBLE that the court did not mean for YOUR visitation schedule to change if the local visitation schedule in your county changes. The local visitation schedules are put on this website as a courtesy and are updated as often as possible.  They are NOT legal advice and they are NOT meant to help you figure out if a decision you are about to make would be a violation of an existing court order.  If you want to make sure that you have the most current version of the local rule in your county, you can either look on your county Clerk of Court’s website, go to your local Clerk of Court’s office, or call your local Clerk of Court.

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Logan County
Parenting Guidelines

The policy of the following time allocations is to provide a schedule which is best suited for the particular age of that child(ren). When a family has children in more than one age group, the parents should adapt the schedule to fit the needs of each child.

When children are in different age groups, the following guidelines should be observed if no harm would occur to the children:  a) if the children are in two age groups, the guidelines for the older group should apply; b) if the children are in three or more age groups, the guidelines for the middle age group should apply.


Basic Principles:  Infants and Preschoolers

  1. Particularly with very young children, the more frequent the non-residential parent sees the child(ren) the more appropriate it is to have longer periods of time with the non-residential parent.
  2. If the non-residential parent has not had regular contact with the child, short periods of parenting time must precede extended periods.
  3. With children over the age of nine months and particularly with children in the preschool years, more overnight time may be appropriate subject to the temperament of the child and the circumstances of each family.
The non-residential parent shall have parenting time as follows:
  1. Infants to 9 months:
    Two hours three times weekly; the times of which will be set to accommodate both parents work schedules.
  2. Preschoolers:
    Frequent short visits per agreement or, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., the times of which may be altered to accommodate the parties work schedules.  One day every weekend alternating Saturday and Sunday from 6:00 P.M. preceding day to 6:00 P.M. on the day of parenting time.

Basic Principles/Elementary School-Aged Children

  1. Elementary and school-aged children can adapt to longer periods of separation from their principal care takes than younger children can.
  2. The needs of the 5 – 11 year old child with regard to school schedules, homework, and extra-curricular activities must be respected.
  3. Adjusting to and moving back and forth between two households increases the complexity of life for a child in a divorce situation.  It may, therefore, be necessary to simplify other aspects of the child’s life e.g. by reducing the number of outside activities.
The non-residential parent shall have parenting time as follows:
  1. Elementary School-Aged Children:
    Alternating weekends from Friday evenings at 6:00 P.M. to Sunday at 6:00 P.M.; 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. parenting times once a week during the week provided that meals are provided for or accommodated.

Basis Principles for Teenagers:

  1. Parents should respect teenagers’ need to spend time with peers and in organized activities and less time with each parent especially during weekends and summer holidays.
  2. Quality time is more important than rigid schedule.  Flexibility in scheduling is necessary.  When possible it is preferable to consider the teenagers wishes as long as the parents agree.
The non-residential parent shall have parenting time as follows:
  1. Teenagers:
    Two evenings per week from 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., alternating weekends from Friday evening at 6:00 P.M. to Sunday evening at 6:00 P.M.

Alternative Parenting Time Schedule When Either Parent Resides Out of the Jurisdiction of the Court

Where either parent resides out of the jurisdiction of the Logan County Common Please Court so as to make it not practical to adhere to the above parenting time schedule, the parties shall have parenting time as follows:
  1. Summer parenting time shall be a period not to exceed six weeks to be arranged on or before May 31.
  2. An additional ten days of parenting time to be arranged by the residential and non-residential parent when transportation is available.  It is recommended that this parenting time be during the children’s school holidays and, if possible, during the Christmas and New Years holiday.
  3. All transportation arrangements for parenting time where either parent lives outside the jurisdiction of the Court shall be divided with the non-residential parent paying the costs of transportation to begin the parenting time and the residential parent paying the cost of transportation for the return of the children at the end of parenting time.


  1. Parents may wish to change by agreement a holiday at least one week in advance in order to observe a family or religious tradition.  If not changed by agreement, holiday times where relevant shall be as follows:
Memorial Day:  Friday night to Monday Night Easter:  Thursday night to Sunday night
Labor Day:  Friday night to Monday Night Fourth of July:  The night before the fourth
Christmas:  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day until 2:00 P.M. Until the morning after the fourth, except  when the fourth falls on a Saturday,
Thanksgiving Day:  Wednesday night to Sunday night Sunday or Monday when parenting time shall commence Friday night and continue to the end of the weekend or the end of the holiday, whichever is later.
Child’s Birthday:  From 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Christmas Vacation and New Years Day: Christmas Day at 2:00 P.M. until the night of the end of the New Years holiday

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day: No matter whose turn for parenting Time, the children will be with the Appropriate parent on those days from 9:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M.

The above schedule shall be reversed as to the residential and non-residential parent in odd years.

  1. When a child reaches the age of two, the non-residential parent shall be entitled to four weeks of additional time each year.  After the age of five, two weeks may be taken consecutively.  This time may be exercised during the summer, the child(ren)’s spring break from school (every other year) or at any other appropriate time during the year.  For children ages two to five, said four week extended time may be taken in one week increments.  Under the age of two there will be no extended periods.
  2. The residential parent shall be entitled to two weeks consecutive time each year.
  3. Extended periods of time are to be arranged within seven days from the time the parents’ vacation schedules are posted by their employers.  Each parent shall notify the other parent in writing of the times desired for these extended periods no later than 30 days prior to the exercise of extended period.  Where there is a conflict between the parents as to vacation schedules, the schedule of the parent who first gives written notice to the other parent shall prevail.
  4. n the event of a conflict, the following is the order of precedence.  1st Holiday, 2nd Extended periods; 3rd Weekends; and 4th Midweek days.


  1. Parenting time does not include picking up the children and leaving them with someone else while the visiting parent pursues their own recreation which excludes the children:  children should not be taken into bars for an extended period of time and the visiting parent shall never consume alcohol to excess during parenting times.  Violations shall be deemed to be cause for curtailment of parenting time and/or subject the non-residential parent to contempt.
  2. In the event that the parents are unable to reach an agreement regarding transportation, the non-residential parent shall provide transportation at the commencement of the period and the residential parent shall provide transportation at the termination of the period.
  3. The non-residential parent shall be prompt in arriving to pick-up the children for the beginning of parenting time.  The children, or the residential parent have no duty to await the visiting parent for more than thirty minutes after the parenting time. A parent late more than thirty minutes shall forfeit that parenting time.  Exceptions shall be made if, and only if, the tardiness of the non-residential parent is for just cause and the residential parent receives both prompt notification and a reasonable estimated arrival time.
  4. The residential parent shall send with the children on parenting time, sufficient clothing and outerwear appropriate to the season to last the period of the parenting time.  Continued violations of this requirement shall be subject to contempt.
  5. If a child is ill, the residential parent shall give twenty-four hours notice, if possible. The non-residential parent shall give twenty-four hours notice to cancel parenting time.  The time canceled by the non-residential parent is forfeited.  The time canceled by the residential parent may be made up on the option of the non-residential parent at the earliest opportunity.
  6. The non-residential parent shall have frequent and on going telephone, regular mail or e-mail contact with the child(ren).  The non-residential parent shall utilize this time in a reasonable fashion.
  7. The residential parent shall promptly inform the non-residential parent of any illness of the children which shall require medical attention.  Elective surgery or orthodontia shall be performed only after consultation with the non-residential parent.  This rule shall not be construed to limit the power of the residential parent to make the final decision with regard to elective surgery or orthodontia.  Emergency surgery necessary for the preservation of life or to prevent the condition from becoming serious shall be performed without consultation, provided; however, if time permits, the non-residential parent shall be consulted, and in any event, the non-residential parent shall be informed of the same as soon as possible.


  1. TL says

    how many weeks does an eight year old go with their non-custodial parent for the summer if both parents reside in the same county

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